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AA #2 reload date for .40s&w please

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TTAmoneypit, Jan 11, 2009.

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  1. TTAmoneypit

    TTAmoneypit Member

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    bought 3 5 pound jugs of AA#2 at a good price

    now what can I use it for???

    found some data but would like more info

    loaded about 30 rnds of .40 with 180gr plated flatnose bullets--used 5grns of AA#2--I'll fire them tomorrow to test them out


    I also reload .44 mag, 9mm , .45acp ,pistol calibers--can AA#2 be used for any of those ??

    yes i have the link to AA's website

    thanks
     
  2. Shoney

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    Not meaning to sound flippant, but what further information do you seek that cannot be obtained on the Accurate Powder site which you say you have already visited???
     
  3. Walkalong

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    I have shot Berrys 180 Gr plated TrFP's with 5.1 Grs of AA #2, but that is OVER the recommended max of 4.8 Grs AA #2 with a Ranier 180 Gr plated HP. Is is not over their 5.6 Gr max with a 180 Gr Hornady XTP, but plated act differently than jacketed. Accurate gave 33,4000 PSI for 4.8 and the Ranier & 35,000 PSI for the Hornady and 5.6 Grs AA #2.

    My point is you are already over Accurate's max for a 180 Gr plated bullet. A slower powder is more suited to .40 S&W. AA #5 and Universal Clays work very well here.

    Fast powders are fine for slow plinker loads in .40. At least AA #2 isn't real fast, like some of them.
     
  4. TTAmoneypit

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    I also have 3 8lb jugs of CPP--would this be better for .40

    thanks for the info--I did read somewhere that 5.6 gr was max with aa#2 so I used 5 to be on the safe side


    did n't have time today to test fire them--well not true--I slept all day because i go into work at 11pm and still have some snow to shovel
     
  5. TTAmoneypit

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    anyone anyone
     
  6. MMCSRET

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    I've been using 5.5 gr. of AA#2 with cast and plated 180 gr. for about 10 years in a variety of guns, even Glocks.
     
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